Our Banking & Finance, Competition & Antitrust, Mergers & Acquisitions and Trade partners in Johannesburg outline ten reasons to turn your attention to African trade and investment opportunities in the coming year. Some of these reasons include the rise in commodity prices, shifting patterns and alternative financing, digitization and competition law and enforcement.
Lodewyk Meyer is a partner with Baker McKenzie's Banking and Finance Practice Group in Johannesburg. He is a regular speaker at conferences on Africa trade and export finance, investment into Africa and structured finance. He has published on topics such as warehouse receipt financing, legal risks in doing business in Africa and the use of structured finance techniques in agriculture in various publications, among them Global Trade Review, Africa Investor, and Chambers Magazine. He has been recognized by Chambers Global, IFLR1000, Legal 500 EMEA and The Best Lawyers of South Africa. He has received citations for two matters he has handled, such as the Trade Finance Deal of the Year 2014: Multi Currency Borrowing Base Facility to a Middle Eastern and Asian Trader in 9 African Countries coordinated by EcoBank Transnational and the Trade Finance Deal of the Year 2016: Borrowing Base Facility to a South African Commodity Producer coordinated by Deutsche Bank London.